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Immersion Offers SIGGRAPH Attendees Early Look at MOCAP Plug-in for Capturing and Editing Live Animation.

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

SIGGRAPH 2003

Booth No. 1701

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 29, 2003

Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR)

Other Demos: MicroScribe G2 Digitizer for Mac and

VirtualHand for V5 CAD Software

Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), a leading developer of 3D and force-feedback products and technologies, invites SIGGRAPH attendees to be among the first to try the beta version of VirtualHand(R) for MOCAP, a plug-in for Immersion's CyberGlove(R) hand-sensing hardware. With this plug-in, filmmakers and game developers using the CyberGlove system can easily capture, edit, and blend motion animation with Kaydara's MOCAP real-time capture software while creating animated films or games.

"Development of VirtualHand software for MOCAP was driven by demand from animators and filmmakers, who needed high-quality hand-based motion capture for their film and animation projects," said Greg Belaus, Senior Director of Immersion's 3D and Professional Products Group. "They will now be able to quickly and accurately capture and record physical hand and digit movement for CG animation using the CyberGlove system."

Immersion will also show third-party software that uses the recently announced Mac SDK for the MicroScribe(R) G2 digitizer. The new SDK allows 3D Mac software developers to integrate MicroScribe desktop digitizing systems into their applications that run on Apple computers. Immersion's MicroScribe G2 digitizer is an articulated arm that design-engineers, game developers, animators and industrial designers use to convert physical objects into digital 3D models for virtual manipulation and editing.

MicroScribe digitizing demonstrations on the Mac platform will include:

-- Eovia Corp. (product: pre-release of Amapi Pro 7 -

www.eovia.com)

-- auto.des.sys, Inc. (product: form.Z - www.formz.com)

-- PiXELS Digital, Inc. (product: PiXELS3D - www.pixels.net)

In addition, Immersion will show its Haptic Workstation(TM) with VirtualHand for V5 CAD software. Attendees trying the product will be immersed in a CATIA V5 3D-model of an automobile interior and be able to physically use their hands to interact with and feel components on the graphical dashboard in real-time.

VirtualHand for MOCAP Availability

VirtualHand for MOCAP is expected to be released in September 2003.

SIGGRAPH Press Meetings

If interested in a press meeting, contact Elizabeth Conrady at A&R Partners at econrady@arpartners.com or 650-762-2815.

About Immersion (www.immersion.com)

Founded in 1993, Immersion Corp. is a recognized leader in developing, licensing and marketing haptic technology and products. Bringing value to markets where user/product interaction needs to be made more compelling, safer or productive, Immersion helps its partners develop and increase competitive advantage and broaden market reach by making the use of touch sense feedback as critical a user experience as sight and sound. Immersion's technology is deployed across personal computing, entertainment, medical training, automotive and three-dimensional simulation markets. Immersion and its wholly owned subsidiaries hold more than 196 issued patents worldwide.

Forward Looking Statement

This media alert contains forward-looking statements, including in particular statements about future development plans and efforts. Forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on current information, which we have assessed but which by its nature is dynamic and subject to rapid and even abrupt changes. Immersion does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the demand for Immersion's 3D products and software. Immersion's actual results might differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties associated with Immersion's business which include, but are not limited to, delay in or failure to achieve commercial demand for Immersion's touch-enabled technology products.

Risks and uncertainties related to Immersion's business in addition to those described above are further outlined in Immersion's Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These reports are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These factors may not constitute all factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in any forward-looking statement. Immersion is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

Immersion, VirtualHand, CyberGlove, MicroScribe, and Haptic Workstation are trademarks of Immersion Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners
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